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    This is an untutored group specifically for individual artists to work from the model. We wish to encourage artists to pursue their own vision.

    The session typically starts with a series of short poses, followed by an extended pose after the coffee break.

    Artist tables, drawing boards and stools are available in the studio. Artists bring their own materials. (Most materials can be bought from the Centre’s art shop).

    We welcome artists working at all stages. The environment has developed into a quiet, productive and friendly one.

    Call 01296 589806 for more details or visit the group's 'Meet Up' page by clicking here.


    There will be no Sat workshops on: 16 Dec or 17 Feb

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    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: These are popular classes and - due to child safeguarding guidelines - numbers are limited. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event a particular class fills up you will need to select an alternative creative activity.


    14 Sep
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery

    21 Sep
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery
    Block Printing Pencil Cases with Julia Philips (materials provided)

    28 Sep
    Yoga (9:30am-10am) with Hannah Rogers (FREE session - yoga mats provided)
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie Edwards
    Pottery

    5 Oct
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner

    12 Oct
    Yoga (9:30am-10am) with Hannah Rogers (FREE session - yoga mats provided)
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery

    19 Oct
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie Edwards
    Pottery
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner

    26 Oct
    Yoga (9:30am-10am) with Hannah Rogers (FREE session - yoga mats provided)
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery

    2 Nov
    NO SESSIONS (Half Term)

    9 Nov
    CRAFT FAIR (regular sessions will not be running, however we will have activities on offer as part of our Art & Craft Fair, which runs from 10am to 4pm).

    16 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner

    23 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie Edwards
    Pottery

    30 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery

    LAST SESSION IS ON SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER - ALL WORKS MUST BE COLLECTED AS THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO CLASSROOMS DURING THE PANTOMIME RUN

    CLASSES TO RESUME ON SATURDAY 11 JANUARY

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    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: These are popular classes and - due to child safeguarding guidelines - numbers are limited. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event a particular class fills up you will need to select an alternative creative activity.


    14 Sep
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery

    21 Sep
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery
    Block Printing Pencil Cases with Julia Philips (materials provided)

    28 Sep
    Yoga (9:30am-10am) with Hannah Rogers (FREE session - yoga mats provided)
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie Edwards
    Pottery

    5 Oct
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner

    12 Oct
    Yoga (9:30am-10am) with Hannah Rogers (FREE session - yoga mats provided)
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery

    19 Oct
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie Edwards
    Pottery
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner

    26 Oct
    Yoga (9:30am-10am) with Hannah Rogers (FREE session - yoga mats provided)
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery

    2 Nov
    NO SESSIONS (Half Term)

    9 Nov
    CRAFT FAIR (regular sessions will not be running, however we will have activities on offer as part of our Art & Craft Fair, which runs from 10am to 4pm).

    16 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner

    23 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Annie Edwards
    Pottery

    30 Nov
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Pottery

    LAST SESSION IS ON SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER - ALL WORKS MUST BE COLLECTED AS THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO CLASSROOMS DURING THE PANTOMIME RUN

    CLASSES TO RESUME ON SATURDAY 11 JANUARY

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    An open pottery class for experienced potters only.

    Fantastic facilities available, including five wheels. Students should pay at reception on arrival.

    This is a drop-in workshop, no advanced booking is necessary.


    Autumn / Winter 2019-20 Season Calendar:

    Sat 14 Sep - Normal
    Sat 21 Sep - Glaze Room only
    Sat 28 Sep - Glaze Room only
    Sat 5 Oct - Glaze Room only
    Sat 12 Oct - Normal
    Sat 19 Oct - Pottery Room only
    Sat 26 Oct - Normal
    Sat 2 Nov - HALF TERM - CENTRE CLOSED
    Sat 9 Nov - CRAFT FAIR - NO SESSION
    Sat 16 Nov - Normal
    Sat 23 Nov - Glaze Room only
    Sat 30 Nov - Normal

    Christmas Holiday

    Sat 11 Jan - Glaze Room only
    Sat 18 Jan - Glaze Room only
    Sat 25 Jan - Normal
    Sat 1 Feb - NO SESSION
    Sat 8 Feb - Glaze Room only
    Sat 15 Feb - Normal
    Sat 22 Feb - HALF TERM - CENTRE CLOSED

    Please note that the above schedule might change nearer at the time.


    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    Three-week course: 28 Sep, 5 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (no class on 12 Oct)
    with Helen Neighbour

    This short course in pottery is perfect for beginners. Learn all about hand building techniques including pinch pots and coiling to create unique works of ceramics.

    Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)

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    PLEASE NOTE: This class has changed dates from those previously advertised in our brochure.

    Two-week course: 5 Oct & 12 Oct, 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Tutor: Dario Knight

    For ages 16+

    This two-week course is perfect for playwrights of all experience levels - whether you're just starting out or are looking to polish up your skills.

    Explore the key pillars of script writing for the stage, including creating characters, developing plots, polishing your dialogue and weaving a gripping narrative.

    During the two sessions you'll have a chance to write and develop a brand new scene for the stage, led by guided writing exercises as well as some free writing time.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Click for more info....Unbound - Facebook Page

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    Three-week course: 5 Oct, 12 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course builds on the beginner's drawing class, advancing the key techniques of shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at those who have attended Leila's beginner's drawing class, as well as those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Developing ceramics: textures and patterns in hand building
    Three-week course: 28 Sep, 5 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (no class on 12 Oct)
    with Helen Neighbour

    This short course in pottery is perfect for beginners, especially those who attended the 'Hand Building Pottery' class in September / October. Learn all about the different techniques available to you to create beautiful patterns and textures on your hand-built ceramic work.

    Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)

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    Three-week course: 11 Jan, 18 Jan & 25 Jan, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Saturday 1st February, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Surprise your loved one this year and create your own Valentine’s card design in this workshop (suitable for beginners to linocut).

    You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own bespoke Valentine’s card design. You will leave the workshop with your personalised linocut stamp and cards to take away.

    What to bring:
    - Example designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific cards / images you want to use for inspiration
    - A pencil (if you wish to make notes) a handout will be provided

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 29 Feb (No class on 22 Feb), 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will give you an introduction to watercolours. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to using watercolours, or those wanting to try out different techniques. You will learn some of the basic techniques such as blending, washes, and wet on wet to paint a range of subjects.

    What to bring
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 and 2 round, and at least one flat brush 1/2 inch - 1 inch, and a fan brush)
    - Watercolour paper
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Masking fluid (needle tip or bring a brush to use with this),
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Small painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com